Iranian official denies plans to interfere with US election

Iran's foreign minister is denying his country would interfere with the upcoming U.S. presidential election and says his government doesn't have a preference in the race

In an interview to air Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," Zarif also accuses the U.S. of initiating a cyberwar with his country and warns that "any war the United States starts it won't be able to finish."

The interview took place in New York, which Zarif visited this past week to attend meetings at the United Nations. NBC provided a partial transcript on Saturday.

"We don't interfere in the internal affairs of another country," Zarif said later. "But there is a cyber war going on."

"The United States started that cyber war, with attacking our nuclear facilities in a very dangerous, irresponsible way that could've killed millions of people. You remember Stuxnet?" Zarif said.

He added: "So there is a cyber war ... and Iran is engaged in that cyber war. But the United — any war that the United States starts, it won't be able to finish."